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Re: New logo artwork?

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 07:08:55 -0500
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: w3t-comm@w3.org, www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <1147867735.11643.109.camel@jebediah>
On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 11:52 +0200, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> Hi,
>   May I assume the recent changes to http://www.w3.org/Icons/w3c_home
> and other images are accidental and their previous state will be re-
> stored soon?

Hi Bjoern,

We are updating/fixing logos. I appreciate your comments and provide
some clarifications below.

>  It seems reasonable to assume that because
>   * they now use the old #005A9C blue instead of the "new" #083D94
>     (which would be a very bad idea, in my opinion)

005A9C is the official RGB of W3C blue and any others for screen
are errors (which we are correcting).

>   * they look most unprofessional, e.g. the tiny (R) in the image
>     above is just blur dust, while it was legible in the old ones

We will try to improve that.

>   * the addition of SVG versions implies that popular user agents
>     like Internet Explorer will typically render replacement images
>     due to lack of SVG support in <img>

We are serving SVG/PNG/GIF in that order. Do you see a problem
on a particular browser?

>   * the updates were made only to some but not all images, e.g.
>     http://www.w3.org/Icons/WWW/w3c_home.png remains unmodified,
>     just like e.g. the Valid Foo badges

Correct. I'm not done. This is a slow process.

>   * the SVG versions are rather unprofessional and inaccessible,
>     they won't work on mobile devices due to extensive and un-
>     justified use of CSS, they encode text as paths instead of
>     encoding them as text, and have other problems

I will look into improvements. Our intention was to provide
text with curves identified as glyphs.  If that is not the case,
then that is an error that will be corrected.

>   * there was no announcement of such a change that I know of,
>     even though I would have to update offline packages of tools
>     and documentation if it's not an accidental change

I haven't announced the changes (or new logos) since I'm not done.
I hope to be "done" this week. Done in this case may mean: the
full set is installed, then we start making corrections.

Thank you,

 _ Ian
Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

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